Appalachian Trail: Sinking Creek Mountain to Sarver Hollow is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Catawba, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,214 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

hiking
4 months ago

For starters this is not a hard trail.. at all. It’s long as it’s a point to point distance not a loop, but it is not difficult.

This trail is long and very underwhelming. It’s not difficult and does not demand a lot of attention. I found myself becoming bored with this trail early making it a painfully long hike.

The views are average at best. There are much. Better hikes with better views less than 2hrs from this trail.

I will say it’s not overly busy, which is nice.

backpacking
11 months ago

Awesome trail... not terribly well marked as you approach the ridge line so you have to pay attention to where you are going. Awesome views on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide and a sign to denote when you cross that line. Not much traffic on this section of the AT!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

beautiful and technical definitely challenging

trail running
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great trail with some terrific views. Not an easy trail. Filled with climbs and technical single track. Lots of rock ledges to cross at the top.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

This is one of my favorite sections of the AT around Roanoke. I hiked nobo. It is a steep start then goes along the ridge before descending. Awesome views if the leaves are off. I saw signs of bear activity.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016